Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), continues to remain a big health issue in the US. During any given year, about 8% of people in the US struggle with PTSD. The primary populations struggling with PTSD are survivors of sexual or physical abuse trauma, military personnel traumatized in combat or line of duty, and police officers, fire crews or disaster/first responders of some kind.
Emotional symptoms of PTSD include the following:
- Anxiety or worry
- Shutting down and feeling numb
- Strong and intense guilt
- Depression and hopelessness
- Sleep disturbances
- Disconnection from relationships
- Isolation and an increase in risk behaviors like substance abuse and thoughts of suicide
Over time, these emotional states can lead to physical complaints such as neurological, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and respiratory symptoms.
Current recognized treatments for PTSD include various pharmaceutical medications, talk therapy (including cognitive therapy), and exposure therapy. Complementary treatments such as relaxation processes, breath work, and various exercise protocols that reduce stress and increase well-being are also offered.
New Research, New Hope
New research is leading to deeper questions and more integrated approaches addressing a fuller understanding of the totality of the human being and how all things work together.
Recent guidelines by the American Psychological Association (APA) include the following:
- Recommendation for new research leading to improved understanding and treatment of PTSD at all levels.
- The importance of developing a plan of treatment specific to the individual for successful outcomes.
- Recognition of research showing an increase in successful outcomes when the individual has input in choosing treatment options.
With continued breakthroughs in science and innovative approaches, we are poised to exponentially advance our learning of how to effectively heal from PTSD. We are learning more about the human body and its capacities at the cellular, neurobiological and chemical levels; more about the human emotional and perceptual mind and its capacity for resilience, breakthrough, and return to innocence; more about acknowledging the human spirit and its strength in navigating towards and containing more expansive and purposeful resources to return to health and healthy living.
A few of the new understandings from research and new treatment options include trailblazers like Dr. Rachel Yehuda, Lisa Schwartz, M. Ed., and Guruji Mahendra Trivedi.
Dr. Rachel Yehuda: Cell Receptor Sites and Trauma
Dr. Rachel Yehuda, a neuroscientist from Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, has been looking deeply into the role of receptor sites as they relate to trauma. Specifically, glucocorticoid receptors.
While it is widely understood that prolonged high cortisol levels lead to inflammation and disease, recent research has found that many with PTSD tend to have lower than average cortisol levels. The interplay between cortisol, catecholamines (neurotransmitters related to adrenaline and epinephrine release), and the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis in the brain, which governs our stress response system, is a powerful and complex one. When trauma is experienced, this entire interconnected system can get interrupted, resulting in varying degrees of functional impairment with the glucocorticoid cell receptor sites.
Why is this important? Well, these specific receptor sites are directly related to our overall immunity.
Coming to understand this dynamic interplay at a deeper level leads to more exploration and development of even more appropriately specific medications and treatments that can mitigate adverse symptoms of PTSD. Yehuda states:
“It turns out that one of the things that cortisol does in response to stress is that it helps contain the catecholamine system – it helps bring down the high levels of adrenaline that are released during fight or flight. Since we all know adrenaline and norepinephrine are responsible for memory formation and arousal, not having enough cortisol to completely bring down the sympathetic nervous system, at the time when it is very important for a person to calm down, may partially explain the formation of traumatic memory or generalized triggers.”
Lisa Schwartz: The Comprehensive Resource Model
A highly creative, integrative body of work called CRM – Comprehensive Resource Model– treats complex trauma. It was developed by Lisa Schwarz, M. Ed., a licensed psychologist. CRM acknowledges the relationship between brain and body (endocrine and nervous system) as well as other aspects of the whole human experience that affects healing and change.
“CRM combines a variety of fundamental somatic, relational, and spiritual methodologies to heal the trauma that prevents us from stepping into and embodying the universal resources of love, compassion, and the God energy that are internal as well as external.”
Mahendra Kumar Trivedi: The Trivedi Effect®
Yet another new and highly innovative and scientifically validated healing and transformational phenomenon, with thousands of research studies documented and more ongoing, is the Trivedi Effect®. The Trivedi Effect®merges both the ability to access the deepest physical layers of our being – like receptor sites – and also supports and nourishes our most profound connection to Source.
The Trivedi Effect®was developed by Mr. Guruji Mahendra Trivedi, a uniquely gifted and enlightened spiritual scientist. His unprecedented gift connects an individual with the life force of “the God of their understanding,” like an internal GPS adjustment, allowing for vitality, regeneration, and movement from diseased states toward thriving and well-being. It can even lead to transformational states of consciousness. This Universal and Intelligent Energy gives recipients exactly what they need for the best and highest possible outcomes at the micro and macro levels of life. It can “transform the cellular structure of living organisms, alter the atomic structure of non-living material, and revolutionize an individual’s life.”
Through these energy transmissions, known as intercessions, of Guruji Mahendra Trivedi, numerous issues of human health and wellness, including the many and varied symptoms of complex trauma in the human being are addressed.
The implications are profound and remarkable. Some of these include:
- Body-brain restoration of hormones
- Decreased stress
- Highly significant improvements in restorative sleep
- Digestive and cardiovascular health
- Deep calming of the mind
- Release from anxiety and overactive thinking
- Increase in immune capacity
- Increased cell receptor-site activity leading to more bioavailability for medication, nutrition, light and life itself!
The Trivedi Effect®quite simply changes lives, and while many people have already availed themselves of this ground-breaking work, it is still in the beginning stages of getting more fully established in the mainstream.
It is important that we all continue to recognize and align with the basic principles of nature and its aesthetic design – its whole, interconnected, coherent and communicating systems. As we grasp deeper experiential understandings of the relationship of body, mind, and spirit, and as we learn how to apply this knowledge into our everyday lives – collectively, our ability to appreciate and expand scientific revelation and discovery will surely grow, and together, we can begin to implement intelligent and more effective responses to the complex trauma of PTSD.
 PTSD: National Center for PTSD
 PTSD – American Psychological Association
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